Inert grenade leads to evacuation at Stewart International Airport

A terminal was evacuated and flights were delayed earlier today at Stewart International Airport after an inert grenade was found. A TSA agent found the

The State Police Bomb Disposal Unit removed an

The State Police Bomb Disposal Unit removed an inert grenade from the luggage of passenger.

NEWBURGH - A terminal was evacuated and flights were delayed earlier today at Stewart International Airport after an inert grenade was found.

A TSA agent found the grenade inside a 13-year-old boy's carry-on luggage at around 10:30 a.m. The airport terminal was immediately evacuated and the State Police Bomb Disposal Unit was called in.The non-working grenade was removed and safely blown up as a precaution.

The airport was then swept by bomb-sniffing dogs before it reopened. Two incoming flights were delayed because of the evacuation and police action. Airport activity was back to normal by noon.

State police say the boy and his parents did not mean to cause any harm. No criminal charges have been filed.

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